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Hello, and, thank you for using this service. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed California attorney. It isn't clear where you are located, so I can only provide you with general guidance based on California law. Generally, each rental needs to have a separate meter. If there is not a separate gas meter, the landlord needs to have a written agreement on how the charges will be dealt with. The specific California section is located here. There isn't a specific rule that it has to be in the name of the landlord, though. However, that is an option available to a landlord to remedy this. I hope this helps, and let me know if you need more clarification.